Hunter Killed By Deer In France

News that a man was killed by a deer during a hunt near Paris has fueled outrage over the little challenged “tradition” in France.

According to The Local, 62-year-old Regis Levasseur was killed after being charged by a deer that fatally gored him with its antlers.

Levasseur, who sadly reportedly considered hunting more than a hobby, he said “it was his life,” was acting as a beater, whose job it is to drive the animal into a particular area and corner it. Horrible!

“The antlers of the stag are like many knives piercing you; there is nothing you can do. This tragic accident reminds us that we do not play with a wild animal,” Guy Harlé, the president of the hunters’ federation in the Compiegne forest, where the incident took place, told news outlets. “Normally the animal would flee, but this time he decided to charge. It came after him.” Karma?

Levasseur, who was unarmed at the time, died of internal bleeding.

Local authorities described the incident as “uncommon.”

The event follows on the heels of the tragic killing of a stag late last month after hunters and their hounds tracked the innocent animal to a house in the French town of Lacroix-Saint-Ouen before shooting it at close range.

Nicolas Hulot, the French environment minister, described hunting with dogs at the time as a “practice from another century” that “prolongs the agony” of the quarry.

Animal rights groups subsequently held protests and launched petitions calling for hunting to be banned throughout France.

France’s national hunting office claims that the majority of accidents are the result of human error by people not respecting the rules of the hunt.

Last year 18 people were killed in hunting accidents in France, and 351 have been killed since 2001. Most of the victims were involved in the hunt.

Hunting Is Not A Sport!

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